Americorps of the Red Cross in Los Angeles

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  • Los Angeles - Americorps
     
What is California Safe Corps and AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a federal program that engages service minded Americans in intensive community service at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. The participants in the program are referred to as “members.” The American Red Cross has managed and hosted AmeriCorps programs since the program’s founding in 1994.

AmeriCorps members help achieve the American Red Cross mission by focusing on under resourced communities providing much needed services that community members may not be able to afford.

AmeriCorps members are dedicated to providing disaster preparedness education to underserved neighborhoods, schools, and communities and also responding to the needs of individuals and families when an emergency does occur. Additionally members engage the community with Red Cross health and safety programs including CPR, First Aid, emergency preparedness training, programming for individuals with disabilities and functional needs, youth programs and more.

California Safe Corps is an AmeriCorps program managed out of the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region and currently has 26 members that serve in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, San Jose, Oakland, Concord, Santa Rosa and Eureka.

Interested in Serving as an AmeriCorps member at the Red Cross?

California Safe Corps is current seeking individuals to serve as full-time AmeriCorps team members from late-August 2015 to June 2016.
Los Angeles - Americorps

Service Locations May Include:

Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside, Arcadia, Whittier, Canoga Park, Santa Ana, San Jose, Oakland, Concord.

We look for highly energized and passionate individuals who are prepared to work full-time (including many nights and weekends) to serve the mission of the American Red Cross. The day-to-day work duties would depend on the role and which service location you serve out of. But with our Disaster Cycle Services Department you will engage communities in preparedness, and help out with our Disaster Action Team (DAT) program and respond to local emergencies and work with client recovery. Members can also assist in volunteer engagement particularly with our youth groups and help serve their needs and better engage volunteers. This is a very rewarding program but also very tough, work includes attending meetings at night, events on weekends and you can be called out on a disaster at any given moment.

BENEFITS:
Invaluable experience from a nationally and internationally-respected organization for school, a future job or new career.

  • Extensive Red Cross training
  • $5,730 Federal Education Award (upon successful completion of service term commitment and 1700 hours of service) that can be applied to qualified student loans and future tuition
  • $15,000 Living stipend paid bi-weekly
  • Basic Health Insurance for AmeriCorps member
  • Subsidized childcare
  • Student loan forbearance (on qualifying loans) during the term of service

REQUIREMENTS:
Successfully serve in the position for minimum 1700 hours for the term (10.5 months)

  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Must be 18 years of age at the start date of service
  • Have a valid Driver's License & clean driving record
  • Pass required criminal history background checks
  • Members should also be comfortable working with a wide variety of people from all walks of life and backgrounds, and respect the American Red Cross fundamental principles.

  • TO APPLY:
    Submit resume to Joseph.Edwards@redcross.org and list top two (2) preferred service locations listed above. For more information please contact Joe Edwards at (310) 477-1413.

    PLEASE NOTE: AmeriCorps team position offers are contingent upon AmeriCorps funding notification.

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